Answered By: Sue Barker-Mathews
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2018     Views: 216

The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:

  • ProQuest Central - ​allows you to search across all the ProQuest databases including: 
    • Criminology Collection (ProQuest) - This collection supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as law enforcement and security services.  It includes:
      • The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database.
      • The Criminal Justice Database.
    • Social Science Database (ProQuest)– Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines.
    • Sociology Collection (ProQuest) – This collection provides access to Sociological Abstracts in combination with other databases covering the international literature in sociology and social services, along with related fields. Together, it provides abstracts, indexing and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and more, including full-text from hundreds of leading sociology journals.
  • Newsstand (Gale Infotrac) – A full-text newspaper resource which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. 
  • Newsstreams newspapers (ProQuest) - ​Local, regional and national newspapers from across the world.
  • JSTOR– JSTOR provides access to quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Primary sources include select monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, letters, oral histories, government documents and more.
  • Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online - A resource giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in the field of sociology. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is the reference for students, researchers, librarians, and academics in the field. It brings together specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers with over 1800 entries.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online (Criminology and Criminal Justice) - These handbooks contain over 300 articles written by leading scholars, which evaluate the current thinking on criminology and criminal justice topics and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.

All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. 

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?